The Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) is an Upstate New York consortium focusing on the demography and economics of aging, with Syracuse University as its hub and the Cornell Population Center and the School of Public Health of the University at Albany as its spokes. The overarching objective of the CAPS is to improve the health, well-being, and independence of older adults through research, training, and dissemination. CAPS is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) P30 Demography and Economics of Aging Centers  program.  

CAPS research is characterized by two signature themes and three cross-cutting themes that directly address the goals and priority areas of NIA. The two signature themes are health and well-being and family and intergenerational supports. The three cross-cutting themes are: the role of policy, the importance of place, and the distinctive circumstances of specific populations, including populations defined by historical experiences (e.g., military veterans), geography (e.g., rural residents), health conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease), or shared vulnerabilities (e.g., low socioeconomic status, racial/ethnic minority adults).  

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CAPS Seminar: Dessi Kirilova, James McNally, and Merril Silverstein
Dec 03, 2021 at 12:00 PM

CAPS Seminar: Jason Fletcher
Feb 04, 2022 at 12:00 PM

Co-Sponsored Methodology Workshop: Scott Cunningham
Feb 11, 2022 at 10:00 AM

CAPS Seminar: Fabian Pfeffer
Mar 04, 2022 at 12:00 PM

CAPS Seminar: David Rehkopf
Apr 22, 2022 at 12:00 PM

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Lerner Center/CAPS Bulletins

The U.S. Should Expand Access to Dental Care for Older Adults
Madonna Harrington Meyer, Sarah Reilly, and Julia M. Finan

Older Adults are More Likely to Avoid COVID-19 Information
Julia Nolte and Corinna E. Löckenhoff

How are Parental and Sibling Military Service Related to Adolescent Depression and Mental Health Service Use?
Andrew London

The U.S. Must Invest More in the Child Care Subsidy Program
Taryn Morrissey, Colleen Heflin, and William Clay Fannin

The U.S. Child Care Subsidy Program is Underused but Well-Positioned to Promote Racial Equity
Taryn Morrissey, Colleen Heflin, and William Clay Fannin

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